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Schumacher's condition still critical but stable

ESPN Staff
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Michael Schumacher's condition has remained stable since Tuesday after spending a fourth night in a coma in hospital, with no update planned from doctors or his management on Thursday.

Schumacher remains in a critical condition overall and is still in intensive care at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire in Grenoble. His manager Sabine Kehm made a brief statement outside the hospital on Wednesday morning, saying there would not be a another press conference with Schumacher's medical team until there is further news to report.

"Michael's condition has been carefully supervised all night and has remained stable overnight until now," Kehm said. "This is good news for the moment, and I repeat for the moment, because overall the situation is still critical. He remains in an artificial coma and this is all I can say. I don't want to go into any further speculation about any outcomes or prospects."

On Tuesday doctors reported a slight improvement in Schumacher's condition following a second operation to reduce pressure on his brain. However, with further lesions remaining on his brain they warned that he is not out of danger yet.